Monday, January 21, 2008

Bring on the Steroids!

Today was another follow-up visit with the hemotologist.

As you may remember from the last post, we had a 5 day, twice a day, steroid regimine. The doctor wanted to know if her body would respond to steroids. Well, IT DID! Her platelet count today was 128,000!!!

Woo Hoo!!!!

What's next? The doctor, although he truly believes this is ITP, wants to continue with the 2 scheduled tests (Thursday). If those both come back negative, we watch Kaylee. If she stays where she is normally (in the 40,000) and has no accidents, we do nothing. If her platelets fall below 20,000 or she has an accident that results in injury, we will use steroids to boot her platelets and help get her healthy.

I cannot begin to explain how thrilled I am about her body responding to these steroids!

Thanks for your prayers!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

This is great news!! Still praying!

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